WATCH: Hollywood actor Timothy Olyphant on living in Davao

MANILA, Philippines — Primetime Emmy Award winner Timothy Olyphant, star of the Drew Barrymore-starrer “Santa Clarita Diet,” shared during the series’ season.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMar 14th, 2018

WATCH: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant say ‘Mahal ko kayo’

MANILA, Philippines — Hollywood stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant expressed how much they love their Filipino fans during the season 2 red carpet pre.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore in town to promote Netflix series

Hollywood royalty Drew Barrymore and actor Timothy Olyphant are currently in the country to promote their deliriously bloody, entertaining series “Santa Clarita Diet” which is now on its second seasonThe post Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore in town to promote Netflix series appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant overwhelmed with Manila fans

The Hollywood stars graced the Manila premiere of their hit Netflix series, 'Santa Clarita Diet.'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Where to watch the Oscars

The best of Hollywood movies will be honored this morning in Los Angeles (Sunday night in the US) with live coverage available on Philippine cable TV. Streaming live on HBO starting 7:30 am is the traditional Oscar red carpet with HBO Asia’s social media crew and actor and host Utt Panichkul in charge of interviews. [...] The post Where to watch the Oscars appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

WATCH: Hollywood actor James Marsden on what he loves about the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — James Marsden, who rose into stardom by playing Scott Summers or Cyclops in “X-Men” films, visited Manila on February 6 to mark Interna.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2018

Myanmar’s great hope fails to live up to expectations – The Guardian

The script called for the lead actor, a Nobel prize winner, to seize control of a country, bring peace where there was conflict and prosperity where there was poverty. A nation emerging from years of military dictatorship was to become a beacon of hope not only for its cowed population but also for much of a fractured and turbulent south-east Asia. But like many political dramas – especially over the past 12 months – the script has not been followed by Myanmar and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Now, a year since one of the world’s most famous prisoners of conscience came to power in the specially created position of state counsellor, the talk is not of progress. Instead, it is of drastically escalating ethnic conflicts that have simmered and sporadically exploded for decades; a new Rohingya Muslim insurgency that has prompted an army crackdown some say may amount to crimes against humanity; a rash of online defamation cases that have fostered a panic over freedom of speech; and a repressive legal framework that allowed the generals to jail so many still being in place. And all the while, Aung San Suu Kyi is accused of remaining mostly silent, doggedly avoiding the media. Many who led the campaign [to free her] were on the liberal side. I think she’s closer to a Margaret Thatcher. Interviews by the Guardian with more than a dozen diplomats, analysts and current and former advisers reveal frustrations with a top-down government struggling to cope with immense challenges. Aung San Suu Kyi’s questionable leadership style, her inability or unwillingness to communicate a vision, and her reluctance to speak out against the persecution of minorities have raised the question of whether the popular narrative is misplaced. And although some defend her, saying it takes time to right the wrongs of decades, others see a fundamental misunderstanding of the woman herself. “Many of the people who led the campaign [to free Aung San Suu Kyi] … were more on the liberal side of the spectrum,” one diplomat put it. “I think she’s closer to a Margaret Thatcher.” It’s a stark contrast to the Aung San Suu Kyi who, during 15 years of house arrest at her lakeside villa on University Avenue in Yangon, stood on rickety tables and delivered speeches about human rights over the gate. “And she was electric,” said David Mathieson, a longtime Myanmar researcher for Human Rights Watch who is now an independent consultant. “She was funny. She was informative. She was principled … And I think it’s lamentable that she’s not doing the equivalent of that now.” Five hours north by car from Yangon, Myanmar’s dystopian capital Naypyidaw stands surrounded by densely forested mountains. It is here, in the so-called Abode of Kings supposedly built to insulate Myanmar’s generals from attack, amid a landscape of deserted 20-lane highways and grandiose hotels, that Aung Sun Suu Kyi lives her life in power. The 71-year-old is a disciplined ruler. Her habit, established during imprisonment, is to wake before dawn and meditate in the house she shares with her pet dog and a small retinue of maids. She has breakfast with an adviser, often Kyaw Tint Swe, a former ambassador who spent decades defending the junta’s actions. An aide, Win Htein, says Aung San Suu Kyi eats very little. “The amount of food she is taking is like a kitten,” he said. “She doesn’t eat carbohydrates. Fruit and vegetables. No pork, or mutton, or beef. Only fish.” Her few indulgences include a vast wardrobe of luxurious silk longyis and evening film viewings, musicals being her favourite. Win Htein recently gave her a copy of La La Land. But mostly she works. And there is a lot of work. As well as state counsellor – a position created to get around the military-drafted constitution that bars her from the presidency – she is foreign minister, minister of the president’s office and chair of numerous committees. Widely described as a micromanager, she pores over documents after hours. A source close to the attorney general’s office says she asks to see a copy of every draft bill before it is submitted to parliament. Ministers routinely pass decisions upwards. “The problem is there are no policymakers in her cabinet,” said Burmese political analyst Myat Ko. People who know her say Aung San Suu Kyi inspires both devotion and fear. She is variously described as charming and charismatic, and sharp and authoritarian. “She feels like a real leader,” one diplomat said. “Intelligent, quick-witted, quite funny.” At the same time, he added: “I would say that she has appeared to be very keen to be the sole decision-maker to have no chance of establishing rival power centres.” Echelons above her subordinates in stature, the state counsellor is often depicted as living in a bubble, surrounded by a cabal of advisers who are too nervous to convey hard truths. A Yangon-based analyst working on the peace process said bad news often does not reach her. “In meetings, she is dismissive, dictatorial – in some cases, belittling,” said a senior aid worker who, like many others interviewed for this story, insisted on anonymity because he works with the administration. The government, he said, has become “so centralised, there is complete fear of her”. This is not the administration many hoped for when the National League for Democracy (NLD) took over the government [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2017

Steven Spielberg is ‘Stayin Alive’

  LOS ANGELES --- Steven Spielberg is a living legend in the Hollywood film industry, one of the most culturally dominant industries in the world.   However, if you don't focus on his name, or his company, or his latest award that is called "Legend of Our Lifetime" from U.K. film magazine Empire' "Empire Awards," he is a comfortably dressed film director with a family.   "I've been doing it from when I was 12 years old, 11 years old, I started taking 8 mm movies of my family on camping trips when I was a kid growing up in Arizona," Spielberg recalled.   You could tell that he earned his way from Cal State University Long Beach to Hollywood bec...Keep on reading: Steven Spielberg is ‘Stayin Alive’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News45 min. ago

WATCH | Three-year old Davao girl dies after her father doused her with kerosene and lighted her up

A three-year old girl from Panacan, Davao City died after being allegedly being doused with kerosene and lighted up. Rhea May expired in hospital after going comatose, unable to survive her severely charred state. The suspect, her father, identified as Randy Cadiente, insisted that this was an accident caused by a lighted kerosene lamp that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News9 hr. 19 min. ago

WhatsApp co-founder says it’s about time Facebook was deleted

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton spoke out regarding the current Facebook crisis by asking users to delete the app. Acton tweeted a short message saying "It is time." with the hashtag #deletefacebook. His FB page is also no longer accessible. Facebook is currently under intense scrutiny following whistleblower Christopher Wylie's reveal of user data being misused by Cambridge Analytica to profile United States voters during the presidential elections in 2014. Last month, Hollywood actor Jim Carrey also opted out of Facebook and announced it in a tweet. He cited Russian interference in the elections as one of his reasons for quitting. In September 2017, Acton announ...Keep on reading: WhatsApp co-founder says it’s about time Facebook was deleted.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 45 min. ago

‘New Mutants’ set for horror-themed debut

  "X-Men" spinoff film "The New Mutants," originally set for an April 2018 opening, was moved to Feb. 22, 2019 to avoid an overseas screening conflict, an overlap with another film from the same studio, 20th Century Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The characters, originally teenage students at the X-Men's school for the gifted in the source comics, will be in a horror-themed film adaptation. Included in the cast are "Game of Thrones" actress Maisie Williams, as the werewolf codenamed Wolfsbane; "Stranger Things" actor Charlie Heaton, as the flying and invulnerable Cannonball; and Anya Taylor-Joy as the teleporting sorceress Magik. '13 Reasons Why' star's hi...Keep on reading: ‘New Mutants’ set for horror-themed debut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

'LoveScotch with James Marsden

Hollywood actor James Marsden was recently in Manila for the  International Scotch Day celebration dubbed “#LoveScotch.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

'The Living Legend' and 'El Presidente cross paths anew as SMB-Ginebra game

In a great coincidence, two of the most iconic players the PBA has ever seen were courtside for Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals featuring San Miguel and Brgy. Ginebra. Attending his first live game of these playoffs, the Living Legend Robert Jaworski obviously rooted for his Gin Kings. On the other side of the court, Ramon "El Presidente" Fernandez was also watching. Fernandez of course, was the mentor of San Miguel star June Mar Fajardo in his earlier days in Cebu. Fernandez also finished his PBA career with the Beermen, winning a Grand Slam in 1989. The two legends had a bit of a falling out after their days with Toyota ended but has since made up. Thursday marked one of the rare times the two were seen in public. They shared a handshake, and embrace, and a quick chat in the first half. "We just said hi to each other, kamusta. It's been a long time since we've seen each other," Fernandez said. "I'm happy to see him. It's fine and wonderful. It's good that he was able to watch. A friend invited me today and I'm happy," Jaworski added. Following the mini reunion, the two legends also had the chance to talk about Game 4, which ended with a 102-81 score in favor of the Beermen for a 3-1 series lead. El Presidente was not impressed. "It was a boring game," he said with a laugh. "San Miguel wasn't really playing well, it's just that Ginebra just played really bad. They could play better than that. I like what I saw because San Miguel won, but I didn’t really enjoy the game that much. I would have enjoyed if it was a close game, two point, three point game or a one point game." Fernandez added. Jawo meanwhile, says Ginebra can't just simply count on NSD as a battle cry. "Hindi sinasabi yun eh, ginagawa," he said. "I want to say that they are tired but they got to do more than what they did tonight [to get back on the series]," Jaworski added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

WATCH: Atom Araullo shares experience as first-time actor in Citizen Jake

MANILA, Philippines — Real life journalist Atom Araullo's first foray into film is to play an angrier version of himself, as "Citizen Jake." .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

WATCH: Drew Barrymore says going to Manila ‘feels like a dream’

MANILA, Philippines — Hollywood star Drew Barrymore’s memories of her second Manila visit will stay with her forever, she said during the red carpet premiere.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant in Manila for ’Santa Clarita Diet’ season 2 premiere

MANILA, Philippines – Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix's dark, hilarious contribution to the zombie genre, is returning for a second season, and stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant are convinced that it's even better than the critically-favored first run. (READ: Binge-worthy: 'Santa Clarita Diet' ) The show follows a married couple, Shiela and Joel, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

'LoveScotch with James Marsden

Hollywood actor James Marsden was recently in Manila for the  International Scotch Day celebration dubbed “#LoveScotch.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

WATCH: Kim Chiu reveals real score with Xian Lim

MANILA, Philippines — When asked Paulo Avelino if he has dated or is interested to date his fellow Berocca ambassador Kim Chiu, the actor said:.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant share fond Philippine memories

MANILA, Philippines — “I used to live here (Philippines),” Timothy Olyphant enthused Monday night during the second season red carpet premiere in SM Megamall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Death threats and 5-peso coins, the MBA was crazy

There was confidence in the Metropolitan Basketball Association's regional format to succeed. After all, people love it when their home gets the spotlight. At the very least, the MBA was going to be a strong league for the actual cities and provinces that were represented in it. However, even those who believed in the MBA the most probably didn't expect just how big the reception was going to be. It was crazy and someone like this writer, who was too young to experience the bliss that is the MBA, can't do it justice. Fortunately, those who actually lived through the craziness of the MBA can tell those stories now, 20 long years later. Chito Victolero, former guard of the San Juan Knights and current head coach of Magnolia in the PBA: Sometimes merong mga unruly crowd na talagang very supportive sila at merong fanatics so sometimes nakakagawa sila ng mga ‘di tama, but you know kasama ‘yun eh. Kasama ‘yung sa dapat mong paghandaan, kasi you have to include it in your scouting report, ‘yung how to be mentally tough during the game. Kasama ‘yung crowd dun. ‘Yun nga ‘yung MBA. That’s why kakaiba siya kasi kung regular crowd lang siya, parehas lang ng ibang liga ‘yan. That’s why kakaiba ‘yung MBA. The crowd was very different then. ‘Yun ‘yung maganda dun. Kasama siguro sa marketing strategy ng MBA ‘yun, how to deal sa ganung crowd. Kasi iba ‘yung crowd, iba ‘yung atmosphere, iba ‘yung spirit ng game, lahat nandun eh. Nakaka-miss nga eh. When you go to Bacolod, to Cebu, nae-excite ka agad because you know there’s a big crowd. We wonder if coach Chito has a scouting report for Ginebra fans during Manila Clasico?   Dondon Hontiveros, former guard for the Cebu Gems who went on to become a PBA legend. Current guard for Alab Pilipinas: There was a time talaga na masasabi ko na ‘yung outrageous na ginagawa ng mga fans pa… may mga batuhan. Nakita nga natin dito may nagbato ng bottled water sa referee pero it was worse then. It even came to a point na kapag nalaman ng fans kung ano ‘yung hotel ng kalaban parang inaabangan na ba. And ganun din kami if we go travel to Bacolod, ganun din ‘yung nae-experience namin. Fortunately for me, pagkakaalam ng mga taga-Bacolod, taga-doon ako because the year before, in 1997, I played there sa Negros Basketball Association for Central and maganda pinakita ko. So naalala nila na dun ako naglaro, so ‘di naman masama para sa’kin. Cebu vs. Negros was one of the premier rivalries in the MBA and Hontiveros was the star of the Gems. "Fortunately for me," might be an understatement for Dondon.   Rafi Reavis, former center for the San Juan Knights. Still plays for Magnolia in the PBA and is the winningest active player, with 10 championships: It was always one of the teams at the South, because it was always the North versus the South. Negros, we had a tough time down there. Cebu’s also a tough place to play – not only did you have do play in a hostile environment, and when I say hostile I mean coins being thrown at you, hamburgers, apples, anything you can think of, it can be coming your way. You really had to watch out if things get heated in those places. That was just how passionate the fans were. I mean, they’re the nicest people but hey, don’t come in here and try to take what we’re trying to achieve here. It was pretty cool.  I never heard any racist things but I’ve been cursed out by old ladies before. I remembered an old lady, about 80-plus year-old, she just walked by me before the game cursing me out so I was like ‘Wow!’. But I also understood these fans are just passionate, this was their home team, so I understood. I get it. And as a player, you cannot let stuff like that affect you, and that’s just the will power you had to have. You have to put yourself inside of a bubble and focus on the task at hand which is the game, win the game and get out of there, hopefully safely, and leaving everything else to the fans and the things you can’t control, you leave it alone. Rafi must have been quite the charm back in the MBA.   Reynel Hugnatan, former forward for the Negros Slashers and current forward for the Meralco Bolts with at least 5,000 career points in the PBA: Naalala ko nun naglaro kami sa Cebu, may dala na kamig mga payong sa ilalim ng upuan namin. Kasi alam namin, pag konting ano lang, magbabatuhan na naman. Pag nagbatuhan, ready na kami, may payong na kami. Always bring an umbrella folks.   Nash Racela, former head coach for the Batangas Blades and current head coach for TNT KaTropa: If you watch the MBA ang daming hecklers di ba, talagang sinisigawan ka the whole game. I'm thinking one game in Davao, and there was another game in Negros na parang the whole game, may isang tao nasa likod ko na sigaw lang ng sigaw sa akin. Ganun talaga eh, it just shows the passion of the Filipino basketball fans. That's understandable, it really made the game more interesting nung mga panahon na yun. We think coach Nash would prefer this set up than having to bring his own umbrella to the bench.   Alex Compton, former guard for the Manila Metrostars and current head coach for the Alaska Aces: It hurts if a five-peso coin comes flying from the upper deck and hits you in the head. That leaves a bump and that happened a few times in a few different places. In the MBA that was almost expected because everybody was so intense. You should have brought an umbrella coach.   Peter Musngi, the one and only "Voice of ABS-CBN," he was one of the key people for ABS-CBN in the MBA from the league's inception to its untimely demise: One of the things that I remember, and kapag inaalala ko nga lang kinakabahan pa ko eh, I think I was seated beyond Commissioner Ogie Narvasa then sa official’s table and noong nagbatuhan… we were warned already kasi it was Negros vs. Cebu, sabi baka magkagulo. Noong may questionable call daw ng referee, biglang nagliparan ‘yung mga coins. Nakita ko talaga tumatama kay Commissioner Ogie Narvasa, but he looked at the back and stayed. Ako naman, tatakbo na sana ako (laughs) kasi nagkakagulo na pero ‘nung nakita ko si Ogie, ‘Ay nakakahiya, sige na nga bahala na matamaan sa ulo’ (laughs). So that’s one. The others are from the coverage standpoint, dahil we were always moving around, and it came to a point paggising mo ‘di mo alam kung nasaan ka. It takes a few minutes to think ‘Oh, saan kami nanggaling? Saan na kami ngayon?’ Or the fact that we were eating Jollibee for breakfast, lunch and dinner (laughs) because ‘yun ang sponsor eh. That wasn’t bad, but we had to be creative and say, I mean kasi umuulan, umaaraw, ‘di mo alam tapos, sabi naming ‘At least man lang arroz caldo, mainit.’ Jollibee all day, everyday? Now that's crazy.   Ramon Fernandez, the "El President" and four-time PBA Most Valuable Player served as the MBA's very first Commissioner: The biggest problem of the Commissioner's Office at the time were the fans, the rowdy fans. Masyadong fanatic sa mga teams nila. I remember distinctly one game in Negros, it was the Cebu Gems and the Negros Slashers, nagkagulo yung players. The fans just started throwing things and I had to stop the game. Mabuti na lang nandoon yung bishop, sitting beside me. So pinakiusapan ko siya na, 'Bishop baka pwede mo naman kausapinyung crowd na let's just enjoy and have fun' pumayag naman siya. Natuloy yung game, laro ulit. Eh nagkaroon na naman ng gulo, ganun na naman nangyaro so I said, 'Bishop baka one more time,' sabi niya, 'Mon leave it all to God.' Sometimes all you can do is just pray and ask for Divine Intervention.   Ramon Tuason, CEO of MetroBall, Inc., the mother company of the Metropolitan Basketball Association: It was a Cebu-Davao game and Ramon Fernandez was able to gather 14 large garbage cans of debris [from the game]. From rocks, to plastic bottles, to bottles with green liquid inside, anything. Marbles, socks with marbles inside, they were throwing everything inside. As a matter of fact, we had to ban plastic drinking water from entering the stadium after like the fourth or fifth game. We had to go through the Army, the PNP, and everybody to have support in the stadiums because of the fans' passion. We call it the passion of the nation but sometimes, they become too passionate, too emotional. Very difficult to control the crowds. In Bacolod, there was a situation where a bomb exploded inside a garbage can. Players, coaches, and including us got death threats especially during the inauguration game, because as you remember, the PBA, who was I guess threatened, decided to move their opening day to our same opening day and made it a Robert Jaworski birthday bash. I guess Jaworski fans were a bit pissed off that we were in the same day but actually, they moved their opening day to ours, as a matter of fact, ABS-CBN had a countdown. The PBA was threatened? Interesting... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more! READ PART 1: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The logo that started a basketball revolution READ PART 2: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The Passion of the Nation READ PART 3: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Meet the Fil-Am wonder boy of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

From Kobe Bryant to Oprah Winfrey. This proudly Filipino wonder kid is rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s who’s who, and he’s bound to be one of them in the near future. His name is Deric McCabe, the nine-year-old actor from the cast of Disney’s next big film, “A Wrinkle in Time.” In the Know met this [...] The post Meet the Fil-Am wonder boy of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018